Well, I used a Wii for the first time this Christmas and loved it. So now I've ordered my own, and it should be in my posession soon! Naturally, the first thing I plan to do once I get it is hack it.
In the short time I've been a member, this site has already proved to be an invaluable resource. I'm certain it's saved me countless hours of searching on google, trying to decide which sources to trust. It's incredible to have all this information available here. At first I was a bit overwhelmed (as I was reading up on the procedures of soft-modding a new Wii console), but now I feel that I'll be ready when the time comes. And if something goes wrong, I'm sure I'll be able to find a solution here.
So thanks to the staff and members of this great site, I'm happy to be a part of it!
EMPRESS of ALL
Retired Head Admin
Do NOT PM for Site or Wii Issues
Hello and welcome to the wiihacks community. Good luck on softmodding your new Wii. Please note that a brand-new Wii is very likely to have the D3-2 chip that Nintendo installed to prevent the Wii drive from reading backup discs. The Wii can still be softmodded, but will need to play your game backups using either an external USB HDD, the WODE, or replace the Wii Drive's circuit board (replace the D3-2 chip with the older chips).
You have joined the world’s largest Wii modding and forum community. To help you access the useful and relevant information available on this site, it is strongly recommended that you first look at this special site index: Wiihacks Ultimate Index.
Make sure you read the rules of this site. There are a number of tutorials and guides available to assist you. Many of our new members find the tutorials for softmodding any 3.1-4.1 Wii and any 4.2 Wii particularly useful. Make sure to either look through the site tutorials and guides or use the search function before asking questions. While the moderators, staff, and members of this community are willing to help you, some effort on your part to read, research, and follow the rules is expected. To get the best response to your question(s), post in the associated forum areas. This is very important as inappropriate posting could get you restricted to the reading room or even banned. If, after looking at the tutorials and trying to search, you still need help or just want to post a very basic type of question, go to the wiihacks-newbie-discussions Forum and talk with fellow members.
Wiihacks also has a chat room on irc://irc.uicn.net/wiihacks . After reading the iRC rules, please feel free to join in the light-hearted chats and activities. While any IRC client can connect to #wiihacks on the UICN , there are tutorials to help you connect using either ChatZilla or mIRC.
If this site and our members have provided substantive help, you can Donate to the forum and get a nice banner under your name.
The current hot topic of the site = playing backup copies of the New Super Mario game: http://www.wiihacks.com/wii-games/28...ario-bros.html. Enjoy your stay with us.
Yes, I realize that I will probably be unable to play DVD-R backups on my system. However, this suits me just fine, as I would prefer archiving my backups on a hard drive anyway. At any rate, it would be quite a while before I would consider modding my Wii's hardware (in fact, a large factor in my decision to buy a Wii was its capacity for soft-modding), so this is the route I will be taking.
Thanks for the welcome!